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Title:Issues in Idi Verb Morphology
Morehead: Languages of Southern New Guinea
Contributor (researcher):Prof. Dr. Volker Gast
Coverage:Papua New Guinea
Description:Volker Gast presented this paper to the linguists of ANU as he was passing through Canberra between fieldwork in Sibdiri and going back to Jena, Germany. Topics include: An overview of Idi; vowel phonology; nominal morphology; verbal morphology; Intransititve inflection (including the non-past); Transitive inflection (including major verb classes, b-verbs, g-verbs, non-past; pluractionality and suppletive pluractional forms; g-verb sub-classes; verbal prefixation summary); Nominal event predicates and auxiliaries. Keywords: Morphology; Phonology
This project focuses on collecting multimedia documentation of multiple undescribed Papuan languages – Nen and Nambu (Morehead-Maro) and Kmntso (Tonda). Other nearby languages will have varrying degrees of description, including Idi, Nama, and Neme. All of these languages belong to an almost completely unknown family in Southern New Guinea. Based at the Australian National University in Canberra, plus collaborations with the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, and the PNG National Herbarium, the project will embed a German PhD student (Christian Döhler) in a team including a seasoned field linguist (Nick Evans) and a post-doc (Julia Colleen Miller), two Germany-based typologists (Bernard Comrie and Volker Gast) from the FAUST (Future Archive User Simulation Team), plus participation on targeted fieldtrips by ethnobiologist Chris Healey (ANU) and botanist Kipiro Damas (PNG National Herbarium, Madang). Particular foci of the documentation will be the natural world (especially ethnobotany and ethnoornithology), swidden cultivation, fire management and ethnoecology, mythology, auto-ethnography, ethnomathematics, and microvariation in language use in a situation of daily multilingualism.nichola
Publisher:Professor Nicholas Evans
The Australian National University
Subject:Secondary document
Idi language
English language
Subject (ISO639):idi


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Citation: Prof. Dr. Volker Gast (researcher). 2013-10-30. Professor Nicholas Evans.
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